I have had the privilege of shooting hundreds of weddings since I formed my business in 2004 and I have met countless couples during the preceding 12 years (wow …. where has the time gone?). At one time or another during the booking process some questions will arise, here are the answers to a few of them.
How many weddings do you photograph in a year?
I limit the number of weddings I shoot in a year to approximately 30/35. Anymore than this and I wouldn’t be able to afford the time and dedication your images need. I pride myself in the quality of my imagery and the levels of customer service I provide.
Do you tend to work alone?
I usually work alone as this allows me to be much more unobtrusive and suits my style of shooting. That said, in some instances the introduction of a second photographer can make a massive difference to your wedding day coverage. For example, you may want both bride and groom preparation coverage, sometimes the logistics of being in two places at once create a problem for a photographer working on their own. The introduction of a second photograph will not interfere with the flow of the day or the unobtrusive nature of the coverage.
Do you take group shots?
Yes indeed I do. I think it’s important to get a mix of both formal and informal imagery. Whilst my style is natural and unobtrusive I am very aware that you will probably have some requirement for groups and other more formal photographs. I will always encourage you to keep the groups down to a manageable level which frees you up to spend more time with family and friends.
How long will it take to see my images?
A great deal of time and effort goes into the editing of your images. I want to make sure you see your wedding pictures at their best so I use all my 10 years of photoshop experience to really make your images “zing”. For an all day wedding coverage I would usually deliver approximately 450 stunning, edited images for you to view in your password protect on-line proofing area.
Regardless of the package you chose, each of your images gets my full attention and expertise post-production with the same level of finishing applied whether the final product is album or USB.
I use a combination of monochrome and colour images to document a wedding. All of the monochrome images you see are shot in colour initially and then converted in post production.
I endeavour to get your images to you as soon as possible after the wedding day. Normal turnaround is approx 5 weeks, this can be slightly longer during peak times.
How far will you travel?
I will travel anywhere in the UK and overseas. Weddings further afield may incur mileage/travel costs and accommodation may be necessary. I will always discuss the costs associated with travel before you book but all weddings within a 100 mile radius of my base in Bedfordshire will not incur mileage charges.
Do you have insurance?
Absolutely, I am fully insured. I have professional indemnity along with public liability insurance.
What equipment do you use?
I have recently moved from shooting exclusively with high end canon equipment to the stunning new range of Fuji X Series mirrorless cameras. Not only are they a thing of beauty but light and unobtrusive, perfect for the way I photograph a wedding, capturing moments you simply didn’t know happened.
What about photographs of the couple?
Most of the time you will not even know I’m photographing you however I do like to spend some with you both for some very lightly posed portraits. It’s a great opportunity for you to spend a little time together and catch your breath just before the wedding breakfast commences. I will never ask you to pull any ridiculous poses, keeping your images natural and fun. I tend to work from a distance with a longer lens while you enjoy a quick chat about your amazing day.
You’ve been shooting weddings for 12 years now, have you worked with many Bridezillas?
(I get asked this a lot so it’s only fair to include it in the FAQs)
No, all my clients have been beautiful, talented, amazing people to work with, just like you!